Warning – this post is an attempt to distract you from current events. Read at your own risk.
I love collecting quotes. Whenever I run across something worthwhile I jot it down (because heaven knows my memory is an untrustworthy stinker). The following mashup comes from a variety of sources. Citation is provided when known.
“Imagination is wasted without a creative outlet.”
“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.” Charles Dickens
“Rip was so straight you could level a picture frame with him.”
“The feeling flitted across my mind like the shadow of a bird, but it never stayed to sing.” Neenah Ellis
“The best way to a man’s heart is through his mother.”
“Right…Stun the bitches tits off and apologize later.” James Gardner
“The room looked as if it were channeling its inner museum.”
Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” Christopher Hitchens
“Just like a zit, she kept popping up – unwanted and refusing to disappear.”
“You’re not old as long as there’s a little bit of whipper left in your snapper!” Hallmark
“It was a wet, burbly sound, like a fart with attitude. The equivalent of a rectal raspberry.”
“I wouldn’t trust them to organize a drinking party in a distillery.” David Weber
“Nothing like a a little judicious levity.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
Author update – The upheaval caused by Covid-19 affects all of us, even if we remain healthy. I am still working, despite the stay at home order now in effect, and, so far, my immediate family is weathering the storm just fine. A friend recently lamented that the world will be forever changed, and I must agree. We have an opportunity to learn, grow, and change for the better, but will we?
My current project is keeping me busy, and providing a blessed distraction! Rise of the Draman is undergoing a final beta read and I am closing in on a publication date. As usual, I’m struggling with the book description and having an awful time of it. So much to say with so little space! A dozen different ways to approach it, yet which one will hook the potential reader?
I didn’t write this book with any specific purpose in mind. Somehow, it turned out to be chock full of timely lessons for what is happening right now, including adversity, sacrifice, love, unity, and the greater good. Getting it out there ASAP is my goal, and I hope it proves to be both entertaining and helpful. Book launch is tentatively set for the middle of April.
Wishing you peace and safety, my friends.